Laiko Bahrs, Co-Epicurator, is an independent consultant who’s passionate about creating food experiences and guiding food people and products to success. Her first business was Epicurean Excursions, an early culinary tour and event company which launched in the late-90’s, and for eight years she led tours of The Mission and Clement Street, created programming for the Fancy Food Show and consulted with food organizations large and small. She’s led countless tours for food lovers and professionals, and collaborated on hundreds of events, small and large like SF Chefs. She’s a connector of people and opportunities, and a culinary marketing and publicity consultant for chefs, butchers, restaurants and food companies. Laiko is also known for her oft quoted: “When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.”
One of her favorite Epicuring experiences was truffle hunting in Provence with a farmer and a blind dog.
Currently, Laiko works with a select group of chef, food, internet and restaurant clients on strategy, events, marketing, publicity and social media activity. Past and present clients include: Gilt Groupe (Taste, City and Home) , San Francisco Cooking School, Cochon 555 and Cochon Heritage Fire, The Whole Beast, Patxi’s Pizza and R3 Builders/SF Chefs. Food. Wine.
A few select articles she has been a part of are featured on her Pinterest Board.
Specialty Food Promotions, Publicity and Education for NASFT (National Association of Specialty Food Trade), Neal’s Yard Dairy, Delice de la Valee and Redwood Hill Farm.
Consumer Marketing and Publicity for Füri, the Australian maker of professional grade cutlery (and the favorite knives of Rachael Ray of Food Network, Nigella Lawson and numerous chefs and editors.)
Chefs and Authors Events and Promotions for Joanne Weir, cookbook author and PBS television host and Susan Hermann Loomis, best-selling author of the food memoir, “On Rue Tatin” and the owner of On Rue Tatin cooking school in Normandy.
Laiko is a third generation Californian and resides in San Francisco just off of Fillmore Street.
Expertise in: Mailchimp, Vertical Response and WordPress blog pages, sites and tools; as well publicity for online flash sales.
How to find Laiko:
Blogging at Epicuring.com
At POW WOW gatherings, Bay Area Marketer Meetings and PR Diva confabs.